Kresta in the Afternoon – April 20, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Fun Facts about Catholic History

  • Description: Think you really know Church History? Think Again! The Catholic Church is the longest-standing and the most universal of all institutions. The contributions made by Catholic men and women over the past 2000 years are most impressive, from a properly functioning calendar to the inventions of many things that we all take for granted today. Fr David Meconi joins us with some more fun facts about Church history.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. David Meconi
      Fr David Meconi is an Associate Professor of Theology at St Louis University, where he directs the Catholic Studies Center. He's the author of 101 Surprising Facts about Church History and the co-author with Carl Olson of Called to be Children of God.
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    • 101 Surprising Facts About Church History

      Think you really know Church History? Think Again The Catholic Church is the longest-standing and the most universal of all institutions. The contributions made by Catholic men and women over the past 2000 years are most impressive, from a properly functioning calendar to the inventions of many things that we all take for granted today. In 101 Surprising Facts About Church History, Fr. Meconi, SJ walks readers through the most amazing achievements of Christ's Body on earth. From economic and mercantile developments to scientific and astronomical advances, from the cataloging of zoological and botanical species to the cherishing of beautiful music and fine arts, Fr. Meconi shows you why the Catholic Church stands as the greatest promoter of human culture and knowledge. (learn more)

+  The Apostolic Exhortation (2 segments)

  • Description: Pope Francis has recently given us Gaudete et Exsultate, an outstanding look at the meaning of holiness. We’ll go through the Exhortation, taking a look at what it means to “Rejoice and be glad” and live lives of holiness in today’s world.
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